Birding in British Columbia – Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

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Part 10/10 of my very action packed 6 weeks of traveling around the country in search of birds. In mid-May I set off for my annual road trip. This year I wanted to focus on the interior of British Columbia and some of the fantastic species that breed here. I spent 20 days camping out under the stars in a variety of different habitat types. I had a long target list of birds and managed to find most of them along the way. What a wonderful way to spend three weeks!

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) flying in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

I returned to Victoria for a day or two and then headed off for Churchill, Manitoba to lead a photo workshop up there. What a fantastic place! There is so much to see and do up there and some really exceptional shooting opportunities.

For northern bird photography this is as good as it gets! We had a wonderful group of 6 photographers and we were blessed with fantastic sunny weather. The breeze kept the mosquitoes out of the equation as well. It was about as perfect as it could have been and I can hardly wait to get back there next year.

All in all it has been a wonderful way to start the summer. If you are interested in seeing more images from either of these trips check out the feature photo gallery on www.glennbartley.com

And if you think you might want to join me next year in Churchill be sure to send me an email.

All the best!

Glenn

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

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